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  • Shark cage diving in Gansbaai, South Africa with Marine Dynamics. Experience the exceptional and come face to face with a great white shark! 

  • The exact world record white shark is a contested issue, but chances are it is between 6-7m. In Gansbaai, the largest white shark ever caught was at Danger Point and measured up to 5.9m.

  • If you see a white shark in the water don’t panic. Chances are high that the shark has already detected you and isn’t interested. White shark attacks are normally associated with poor visibility, so avoid murky conditions.

  • White sharks have a unique system called a “counter current heat exchange”, which keeps their body  tempreture +/- 7C above the surrounding water temperature. 

  • All sharks have an incredibly unique system on the tip of their nose called the “ampillae of Lorenzini”. These are small pores filled with a gel that transmits the electrical currents in the water to the shark’s brain so that it can assess its environment.

  • White sharks give birth to live young (not eggs), and they give birth to 6-8 pups at one time. Pups are usually between 1.0-1.5m in length and are born with teeth.

  • Body language has been a well documented form of shark communication and has identified body arching, jaw gaping, and other postures as specific social tactics.

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Daily Blog 30 December 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, December 30, 2018 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler, bronzie, Copper Sharks, Dyer Island, Gansbaai, Slashfin,

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)
Marine Dynamics is a Shark Cage Diving company based in Kleinbaai, a small harbour town, part of Gansbaai in the Western Cape of South Africa. This area is known as a hotspot for the Great White Shark and the best place in the world to see and dive with these iconic creatures in their natural environment.

Guest Comments:
"The experience was even better than I could have imaged. Very efficient." ~ Tyler and Becca

"Really great tour!" ~ Jannick

"Amazing! Great crew. Great boat. Great sharks!" ~ Cohen 

Location: Joubertsdam

Temperature: 20.9°C + 21°C + 21°C + 21.6°C

Depth: 8.5m + 9m + 10m + 8.7m

Visibility:  1m +  2m + 2m + 1.5m

Conditions: A beautiful sunny day with little wind. 

It was a beautiful morning as Slashfin headed out to sea. The sea was flat and the sun was hot in the sky. As soon as we arrived at our dive site, our crew put the cage in the water and our guests jumped into their wetsuits. The copper sharks soon arrived, and our divers climbed into the cage. It was an absolutely amazing day out at sea, and our guests had an absolutely amazing time. By the end of the trip, we headed back to shore, where our guests enjoyed some amazing soup and bread. 

For the second trip we once again headed out to our dive-site. The copper sharks were soon back and our divers once again jumped into the cage. Our divers were thrilled by the absolutely amazing sharks, and towards the end of the trip we briefly passed by Dyer Island and Geyser Rock, taking a brief look at some of the 60 000 Cape Fur Seals that reside there. 

For our last trip of the day we headed out to sea under a beautiful clear sky with just a bit of wind blowing from South West. As we reached the dive site our lovely copper sharks did not make us wait for too long and started investigating the cage as soon as we attached it to the boat. Once our guests geared up they jumped into the water. The sharks were super active allowing everyone to appreciate their beauty nice and close. We left our dive site under warm evening sun.


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